Observant 10-Year-Old Saves Elderly Neighbor's Life


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A ten-year-old from Howell, Michigan is being hailed a hero thanks to his persistence that led to saving the life of an elderly neighbor. The chain of events unfolded late in the evening on Saturday, January 26th, when Danny DiPietro was being driven home from hockey practice by his dad.

That's when the young boy noticed an open garage and a figure that he believed was a dog outside a condominium complex near his house. Given the extremely cold weather, the young boy got a feeling something was not right. But instead of dismissing it like most kids his age would have, he insisted that his mother, Dawn, go investigate what was going on. Dawn tried to convince Danny that no one would leave a dog out in such frigid weather, but he refused to take no for an answer.

Dawn finally succumbed and decided to take a stroll to the area with the family dog and see if there was any truth to Danny's hunch. Sure enough, as she got closer to the condominium complex she noticed a garage that was wide open and a hunched up figure, waving frantically. Upon getting there, she realized that it was not a dog the young boy had seen, but Kathleen St. Onge. The 80-year-old had slipped on some ice in her garage and had been lying there for two hours, unable to get up.

Dawn rushed home to get her husband for help and call 911. The two then returned with some blankets to cover Ms. St. Onge, while they waited for the ambulance to arrive. Though still in hospital, the elderly woman is recovering well and eternally grateful to Danny, for following up on his hunch!

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  • notdaniela
    notdaniela4 months
    Omg! I can't believe he did that, so kind!
    • maxverstappen33
      Wow that is so kind
      • rennymarco
        rennymarco4 months
        Oh my gosh! That's so sweet!
        • wolfiedream
          wolfiedreamabout 1 year
          That is extremely inspiring! Feel well Ms. St Onge!
          • jazmine2008
            jazmine2008about 1 year
            awww i watched the video i would probably do the same but i would probably go alone and go there and try to get her up by myself. if it seems impossible i'll try my hardest to get her up and walking again.
            • zbr0k3n_ang3l
              zbr0k3n_ang3labout 1 year
              Wow! That's awesome.
              • x_goddess_x
                x_goddess_xabout 1 year
                • jb9
                  jb9over 1 year
                  Danny was GREAT!!! Feel better Mrs.ST. Onge
                  • renegade5
                    renegade5almost 2 years
                    So awesome ! Danny is truly great 👍
                    • gvmdlz
                      gvmdlzalmost 2 years
                      Wow. I wouldn't expected that to happen! #WowWowWow! 😉